Luthier Mateo Rufini is a builder of many fine handmade stringed instruments in Italy. He builds everything from Violins to Classical style guitars and of course his own line of Electrics. This is his Montefalco Solid Body model. It's his own take on the offset American guitar, with hints of Italian guitar making from the past; with it's true Celluoid pearl pickguard and binding. This is not the same cheap plastic material you can find anywhere. The Pearl Celluoid has a beautiful yellowed, off-white color to it. Many Pre-CBS Fender guitars have true Celluoid as their pickgaurd materials, though not typically pearl. 

The Monefalco is a curvy and beautifully contoured modern offset guitar, adding more comfort and eye catching details to its appearance. You'll notice the specially contoured left and right cutaways, which are more pointed and beveled in shape, than a vintage instrument of this style. The left cutaway's bevel adds great comfort when reaching the boards upper registers. Aside from the body, the neck is made of gorgeous AAA Birdseye figured Maple. It has a great, full feeling C profile that would satisfy even most Tele players without feeling too large. The action and setup is also perfect, with low 3 1/2 & 4 64" action at the 12th fret E to E sporting  a set of 10's. 

The Mastery bridge and vibrato work effortlessly and the hand-wound Valenti pickups make this a very versatile guitar. The P-90 in the neck delivers big single-coil tones with plenty of grunt when pushed but also great clarity when clean. The bridge pickup is a unique dual Gold Foil humbucker. It's airy and chimey, like a great Gold Foil but with more out-put and mid-range like a PAF. The bridge sounds great with lots of character both dirty or clean. There is also a LPF switch like on a Jazzmaster or Jag, but with the ability to work with all three pickup selections. The pickup covers are aged, with a really great patina to them which matches the brushed Mastery hardware quite nicely. 


Model: Montefalco
Body wood: 2-Piece Alder
Body finish: Black Metallic
Neck: European Maple, AAA Birdseye Figure 
Neck Finish: Matte, Natural Amber 
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood (dark) 
Neck binding: Vintage Celluloid
Nut: 1 11/16"
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Neck profile: Med C - Chunky .86"-.96" 
Hardware: Mastery Bridge & Vibrato
Pickguard: Vintage Italian Celluoid (Pearl) 
Controls: 1 x Vol 1 x Tone 3- way switch, LPF
Nut: Bone
Tuning gears: Kluson, Nickel 
Weight: 7lbs 9oz
Case: Original Rufini-branded HSC Included, COA and spec-sheet included
South Shore Guitar Boutique

South Shore Guitar Boutique

Brand New
Black Metallic
South Shore Guitar Boutique
Mike Termini
North Babylon, NY
3:05 PM
Monday,Tuesday By Appointment Only Wednesday-Saturday 12:00PM to 6:00PM Sunday: Closed

Items purchased must be paid within 24hr.

We offer free shipping on selected products within the continental U.S. Please contact us before purchasing if you have any questions. Our primary shipping vendor is Fedex ground with insurance. For small accessories, P.O. boxes, or non-continental US customers, we may use the United States Postal Service. Expedited Orders We will upgrade the shipping delivery method to 2-day, or overnight (if applicable) upon request (charges will apply). Consignment Items Consignment Items do not qualify for free shipping, Shipping will be calculated at checkout. Sales Tax 8.625% sales tax will be added to all orders within New York State.

Returns on New items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 4 days from when you receive the item. (buyer must notify us that they will be returning the item within 4 days of receiving the item, or return will be void) Buyer pays for shipping cost , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged, we can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. We reserve the right to refuse refund if item is not returned in the same condition it was originally shipped to the buyer. Returns on Used items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 2 days after receiving the item. (buyer must notify us within 72 hours of receiving the item if they plan to return the item or return will be void. Buyer pays for return shipping , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged. We can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. Used effects pedals and accessories are not returnable. All items must be complete including all original packaging, accessories and documentation. With the exception of defective and/or “damaged during shipping” items, all shipping charges will be charged to the customer, even if the order was shipped free. Items will be inspected before issuing a credit. S.S.G.B. reserves the right to refuse items that were not returned to us in the same condition as when they were delivered to the customer. Certain items are non-returnable (effect pedals, tubes, strings etc.). Consignment Items are not returnable.